КамчатНИРО 91

Kamchatka Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography

Journal / Archives

УДК 595.384.2 DOI: 10.15853/2072-8212.2019.52.79-88Download the full article

The overview of the fishery of Pleuronectidae family species in the pacific waters off Kamchatka

Rinata T. Ovcherenko

Flounder catche statistics for the gulfs and waters adjacent South-East Kamchatka was analyzed based on the data obtained in the course of the trawl and Danish seine fishing of flounders on the shelf of South-East Kamchatka for the period 2003–2017. Trend to growth of the catches of flounders has been revealed in recent years. More than a half of the total commercial fishing days spent in Avachinsky and Kronotsky gulfs indicates of a high intensity of flouder fishing. Longterm average annual dynamics of the catches was also analyzed by seasons of the year. The analysis revealed having two commercial peaks: from January to May and from October to December. The catches of the flounder species of Far East, including contribution by rock sole into the total catch, were analyzed in the research. Results indicated, that rock sole is the main commecial species of flounders.
Analysis of fishing intensity and catch statistics was carried out for different fishing gears within the Petropavlovsk-Commander commercial fishery subzone, and it has revealed the dominance of the Danish seine fishing of flounders.

danish seine fishing | TRAWL | fishery | Southeast Kamchatka | rock sole | flounders